Tag Archive: food odors

Facts, not opinions, link feedback loops to odor and pheromone signaling

scentoferos

November 3, 2015 Your sense of smell can make or break a relationship     No it can’t! What Do We Actually Know About Pheromones? July 12, 2013 Excerpt 1): But Kohl’s products, which he likens to food spices (“They give…
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Pheromone-induced odour learning

social interaction and brain

Mammary pheromone-induced odour learning influences sucking behaviour and milk intake in the newborn rabbit Excerpt: “…several results showed that pups could learn different odorants during successive days of conditioning, and that the more recently acquired cue was the most influential…
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Forces of “Nature” (part 3)

Physics

Straight up, with a twist: New model derives homochirality from basic life requirements Excerpt:  In every living thing on Earth, all amino acids are left-handed, and all sugars are right-handed. Glycine is an achiral amino acid. It is the only…
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Et tu, Michael Stoddart

terrarium eco system

How our NOSE shaped the human race: Ancestors lost their ability to detect sex pheromones to make men more faithful – and create the stable family unit Excerpt: “Our sense of smell evolved to make human pheromones undetectable” For contrast…
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Olfaction, ecology, and intelligence

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“I should think we might fairly gauge the future of biological science, centuries ahead by estimating the time it will take to reach a complete comprehensive understanding of odor. It may not seem a profound enough problem to dominate all…
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Modeling conserved microRNA expression

translocated chromosome

Insects as models to study the epigenetic basis of disease Excerpt: “…selected insects can be used as models for human diseases with an epigenetic component because the underlying molecular mechanisms (DNA methylation, histone acetylation and the expression of microRNAs) are…
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Imagining that data historically supports evolutionary theory

human-evolution

1) Arguments in the evo-devo debate: say it with flowers! Abstract excerpt: A key question in evolutionary developmental biology is how DNA sequence changes have directed the evolution of morphological diversity. The widely accepted view was that morphological changes resulted…
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In humans, smell is also the dominant sense

human-evolution

Perfume could be the riskiest gift you’ll ever buy February 13 2015 by 1) S Craig Roberts: Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Stirling 2) Caroline Allen: PhD Candidate 3) Kelly Cobey: Honourary Researcher (Psychology: Hormones and Behaviour) at University…
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Archive for Sexology. Author’s copy: The Mind’s Eyes (21092 words)

social interaction and brain

The Archive for Sexology where the author’s copy of this award-winning article has been available for several years has been solely supported for 10 years by the efforts and expenses of Professor Erwin Haeberle. I learned that he is unable…
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